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Poetry Speaks

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Englishpoet
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0 posted 12-29-2001 07:24 AM       View Profile for Englishpoet   Email Englishpoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Englishpoet's Home Page   View IP for Englishpoet

Poetry Speaks

Poetry speaks with an unedited tongue,
It warms the old and woos the young,
It frees the spirit and uplifts the mind,
It colours the world for the colour blind.

Copyright 2001 by Asif Ahmed.

The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they while their companions slept
Were toiling upward in the nigh

© Copyright 2001 Asif Ahmed - All Rights Reserved
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'It colors the world for the color blind' is not a line you can forget in a hurry. great thought. thanks.
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Absolutely wonderful.. I love this so much Asif...floria
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Asif, I really enjoyed this one. And that last line is excellent.

Thanks,

Pete

Never express yourself more clearly than you can think - Niels Bohr

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Thank you all. I saw the subject matter on one of the sites last night and thought I give it a try.  I wrote it last night when I had a couple of minutes of waiting time before going out to a New Year's party with my wife. I hope you will agree that poetry expresses herself when least you expect it.
Asif

The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they while their companions slept
Were toiling upward in the nigh

lizzyluv
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5 posted 12-29-2001 06:33 PM       View Profile for lizzyluv   Email lizzyluv   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lizzyluv

i liked. the "unedited tongue" should maybe be taken to heart by the moderators (grawl). i do agree that the bringing color lines sticks in your head.

"everyone is broken by something they love and worship"- Francesca Lia Block
*lizzy*

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